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Friday, February 11, 2011

Periods 1 & 2, Post 2: The Pros and Cons of Technology

Hi, guys!!! What an exciting day!!! We've seen the success of the Egyptians' revolution to overthrow former President Mubarak, and technology played a huge role in the outcome. Technology played a significant role in the downfall of the Shah in Iran, as well, as portrayed in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis.

Think about the role of technology in your own lives. What are its benefits? What are its drawbacks? What has technology made easier for you/helped you to do better? What has become harder because of technology? Why?

Your comment will count as a homework assignment for this marking period.


  1. Deorannie Nagamootoo,

    Technology in teenager life's, and adult life basically is so important. Without technology nowadays i think people will die. The benefits of technology for me would be having to communicate with far distance family with just by texting on the phone, or communicating on the computer. A drawback of technology would be not concentrating on school. I can stay focused but the phone tempts me to test someone or go online. Some technology that made it easier for me would be transit transport. Without transformation i wouldn't be able to go to school. Thanks to the bus and trains i can go anywhere. Because of technology i think not using my brain mentally is hard, because of calculators invented we used that for anything.

  2. Some teenagers today can't live without the technology like the internet and cell phone. The pros of technology is that you can research something and get the results instancly. With a cell phones, there are plans that will enable you to call anywhere in the world. The cons of technology is that you have to pay for everything because nothing is free, because someone took time to firgue out all this technology to all of us today.
    JASMIN :)

  3. Megan Rampersad,

    I feel like people tody would be hopeless without technology in the world, i feel like that sometimes to be honest. For example, if i was going somewhere other than school and i didnt have my phone on me i would feel so uncomfortable because i feel like i need to have it on me incase anything happens. Some technology has great impacts on peoples lives. Computers make it easy to communicate and do different types of work on. Cell phones are something you can still have internet access on so that u can still work and communicate on. Technology can be good or bad depending on how you use it. Using too much of it can be of a disadvantage for you because you can depend on it to much and you wont know how to do things yourself.

  4. Technology has made it easier for us to contact others and let us know about trouble like in the movie and the book. People had to know what was going on if they didn't the death rate would've been HIGHER than it was. It has helped us to solve world issues and better things for us in certain areas of our lives.

  5. i believe technology is a great way of communication although it also has its down side because of a great way to communicate more kids fall for tricks over the internet.

  6. Technology is a very big thing in this century now . Its benefits are that so much can be done through it . I mean you can even take schooling online . It's drawbacks are that some people are so obsessed with the technology that they fail to do thing's for themselves . It has helped me a lot , It has tutored me online and helped me applying for jobs and anything else that i've needed help for in research . A lot of thing's have become harder because of technology such as kids being able to concentrate on certain things or adults spending all their money on online shopping stores .

  7. Well technology is a big role in history today. Many people back then didn't have what a teenager has now. In my opinion most people would be useless without technology. The reason I think that is because many wouldn't know how to get tp their job without trains, cars and other things that trasports. Technology has also change people and young people. The internet teach young people a lot of things that grown people back them didnt know.
    Johann Apreza

  8. Technology is the GREATEST thing out there. People see it as an amazing thing to being able to communicate with others over a phone, even if your away from each other. A phone is something good too have just in case your in danger or you need help, people feel like they could die without a phone. Technology has worked a lot for me but in adults eyes its distracting kids from doing what they have to just for being on the phone 24/7 .